The Geeky Rabbit: Summer Nail Art with Etude House Ice Cream Nails

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Summer Nail Art with Etude House Ice Cream Nails

It's almost the end of spring and summer is closing in. I decided to try out some flower-themed nail art. I used the latest products from Etude House to create this simple yet fun manicure. Instructions in this post!

The products I use are the Easy Peel-off Base Coat, Help My Finger Art Gel Coat (topcoat) and four of the Ice Cream Nails polishes- #BR601, #GR701, #OR201 and #PK001.

Tools required: makeup sponge (or any old sponge, but in my experience makeup sponges give the best effect) and dotting tool.

First step- base coat! I applied the Peel-off Base coat on all the nails. I will have a separate review on the base coat after I remove the polish on a later date. 

Next step: Apply one coat of the aquamarine nail polish, BR601 on each nail. The Ice Cream nail is extremely pigmented, hence one coat is sufficient! This serves as the base color.

Step 3: Apply the green polish, GR701 using the sponging method. Paint 2 strips of the green and blue polish, and slowly dab and blend the color on the nails. This gives a nice ombre effect, and the blue-green combo is very summery. 

This step does not have to be very precise, and the gradient is supposed to be gradual.

Step 4: dotting the flowers! First using the pink polish, dot 5 dots to form the petals of the flower. 

Step 5: This step is optional, but it gives the flower a more 3D effect. Using a pin or toothpick, drag the edges of the wet polish dots towards the center of the 'flower'.

Step 6: Using the orange polish, create another flower with 5 dots. Similarly, you can use the pin/toothpick to 'drag' the polish to form a more textured flower.

Final Step: Topcoat! I finished off the manicure with the Art Gel Coat. It gives the manicure a very glossy finish, and prevents chipping too.

The nail art is a fun and simple way to dress up the nails, and the color scheme in the Ice Cream Nail collection is perfect for summer. I love the bright and cheerful tones. Look out for the review on the Peel-off Base Coat coming up real soon!


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All products featured are courtesy of Etude House Singapore. Regardless, I only recommend products I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All opinions expressed are of my own.

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